4 Bedrooms Detached House - For Sale
Upton, Long Sutton, Langport Asking Price £750,000
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A charming thatched property located within the hamlet of Upton with beautiful landscaped gardens and a wealth of period charm. The property dates back to the 15th century with adaptions over the years to now provide three reception rooms, four bedrooms, and two bathrooms.
About the property
A quintessentially English property located in Upton, a short distance outside of Langport and Somerton. This home has parts dating back to the 15th Century. The detached cottage is constructed of local lias stone with ham stone dressings: thatched roof between stepped coped gables and a brick chimney toppings. This home is a lovely example of a Grade II listed, thatched cottage, offering generous and flexible accommodation throughout, set within beautiful grounds of approximately 0.7 acres. Externally there is a double garage and further detached barn which would be prime for further accommodation.
The property has been sympathetically cared for by the current owners and is now ready to see its next chapter in history with scope for a new owner to add their own personality. The property was re-thatched in 2021 by the local master thatcher’s.
About the inside
As you enter the property, the impressive hallway boasts a plethora of period features which sets the tone for the remainder of the property.
To the left of the hallway is the first of the reception rooms - the dining room, which is of fantastic proportions. This beautiful space with exposed wooden beams comfortably accommodates an 8-person dining table and chairs alongside freestanding furniture. An original inglenook fireplace takes pride of place within the room with some useful built in storage to either side. The original smoker remains and now provides further storage. A window seat offers a lovely spot to sit with a book while enjoying a pleasant outlook to the mature, landscaped garden.
Adjoining the dining room is the kitchen at the rear of the property which has been fitted with a mix of wall and base units and integrated dishwasher, oven, gas hob, and space for a freestanding fridge.
Continuing through the kitchen you enter into a rear lobby, the perfect place for coats and muddy boots which leads to a utility area, and in turn, the ground floor shower room with toilet, basin, bidet and shower.
Returning to the hallway and into the second reception room you will find an impressive, dual aspect sitting room. This beautiful space offers a further inglenook fireplace with gas fire, and another window seat to enjoy the outlook.
From here, there is access to the study, which is flooded with plenty of natural light making it the perfect place to work from home. A set of double doors lead into the conservatory where a further set of double doors allow access into the garden.
Upstairs, there are four well-proportioned bedrooms, all of which are serviced by the central family bathroom with toilet, basin and bath. All rooms are accessed off a large, light and airy landing area, with the primary and third bedrooms offering built in storage. The characterful charm continues throughout the first floor with exposed wooden beams in all rooms.
About the outside
The property provides ample off-street parking for multiple vehicles on the driveway leading to the double detached garage which benefits from an adjoining storeroom. There is also a detached barn which is currently purposed as a workshop area but provides potential to provide ancillary accommodation subject to obtaining necessary permissions. A lawned area to the rear of the rear offers a poly tunnel and several mature fruit trees.
A gate leads through to charming cottage gardens that wrap around the side and front of the property, beautifully landscaped to create a relaxing space with a visually diverse range of planting. There is both a garden shed and summer house nestled amongst vegetable beds and planted borders, perfect for anyone wanting to 'grow their own'. As you continue through the garden, there is a patio area perfect for alfresco dining. An abundance of mature trees and hedges across the grounds help to add a real sense of privacy to the property.
About the Area
Upton is a small hamlet comprising of individual properties located less than a mile from Long Sutton. Long Sutton is one of the area’s most sought after villages which lies approximately 2 miles from Somerton and 3 miles South East of Langport, surrounded by rolling hills and woods. The village offers a thriving community with excellent local facilities including post office/store, village hall with adjoining sports field, ancient parish church, an excellent gastro pub (Devonshire Arms) overlooking the village green, and nearby 18 hole golf course.
The A303 is five minutes’ drive providing access west and east to London (M3 to M25), while the county town of Taunton, with access to the M5 motorway is about 16 miles to the west. Mainline rail connections can be found at Yeovil and Castle Cary providing fast train links to London Paddington and Waterloo. Long Sutton benefits from having its own well respected primary school in the village, while in the wider locality you will find an excellent selection of both private and state schools which include Millfield Senior and Prep Schools in nearby Street, Hazelgrove, Bruton, and Huish Episcopi Academy.
Tenure – Freehold
Listing – Grade II Listed
Postcode – TA10 9NL
Services - Mains Gas, Electric, Water
Council Tax Band – F
Local Authority - South Somerset District Council Viewings - Strictly by appointment only with Killens, Somerton